Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor
When it comes to anger, people have got a bunch of different flavors: mad, frustrated, ticked-off, peeved, annoyed, livid, irate, outraged, the list goes on.
But, what is anger, really?
Tina Tessina, Ph.D., psychotherapist and author of, “It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction,” views anger as, “the emotional energy within each of us that rises up when something needs to change.”
The real problem lies in identifying what it is that needs changing.
This can present a difficult conundrum. If your coworker is a chatterbox and she’s constantly pestering your with frustrating interruptions, how can you change that? You can’t force a Chatty Cathy to change her ways, nor should you try to.
What can you do to make this irritating situation a bit more bearable?
The one thing you can always change—no matter the circumstances—is yourself.
Discovering how you interpret frustrating situations and express your rage can help you learn how to handle your anger more effectively.